Monday, September 12, 2016

4 Ways to Transition Your Look to Fall

I always love fall style, but I must admit the first couple weeks of the season, when in transition from summer, can be a bit tricky. The weather isn't cold yet, but it's not hot either. It's a lot wetter now too (this is Vancouver, after all), but there can be really sunny break in the day too. You pretty much need to be ready for anything. That makes dressing pretty hard!

Here are my top 4 tips:
  1. Dust off your trench coat. Trenches are the quintessential fall coat. They aren't necessarily waterproof (that's what your cute umbrella is for), but it keeps the wind from chilling you, and the length is good for keeping you dry from light rain. The beige colour is also a great neutral that will work with all your fall outfit colours.
  2. Choose fall-appropriate colours. The easiest way to transition to fall is to say buh-bye to your brights and pastels! There's no reason you can't wear those fun colours in fall, but if you're struggling to transition to fall, it's easiest to just start wearing your summer shirts that are in darker colours. Black is always an easy one! I've put away my bright tanks for the season, but kept this black one in my closet for the fall transition.
  3. Layer, layer, layer. As tempting as it can be to jump straight to cozy sweaters as soon as it rains, when the sun comes back out, you can end up overheating! After all, it's only September - it can still get pretty warm when it's not cloudy. I've been wearing sleeveless tanks with a coat over top, so when it clouds over, the coat will give me a bit of extra warmth, but if the sun breaks through, I can take it off and still be comfortable.
  4. Pick your shoes wisely. I'm not ready to dive into boots quite yet, but I am cognizant of the rainy situation we're in now. My solution is these faux-patent leather flats. Unlike my other fabric shoes, rain water won't soak into these! They obviously won't keep water out if you step in a big puddle, but for quick jaunts to and from the car in the rain, they're perfect.

Bring on the fall weather, Vancouver!

Coat - Joe Fresh (thrifted via Value Village) | Sunglasses - Earrings - Nobis & Grey | Shirt - (via Winners) | Jeans - Simons | Shoes - (via Richmond Night Market) | Purse - JustFab

Happy Styling! xo

~ Britta

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